Mathematics - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)


The study of mathematics develops analytic and quantitative skills, which are valuable in today's data-driven economy. The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in mathematics includes courses commonly required for a math major and meets lower-division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities.

A bachelor's degree with a major in math is great preparation for graduate school (such as schools of law, medicine, education, or business) and direct employment in industry, government, research, and business.

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Choose three credits 13
Choose one course4
Recommend: MTH 251
Oral Communication:
Choose one course3-4
WR 121Academic Composition4
WR 122Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition4
or WR 227 Technical Writing
General Education/Discipline studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose three courses from at least two prefixes9-12
Social Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes12-16
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable.39
Total Credits90-106

HHPA activity courses (1 credit each) are not to be duplicated


Related courses to consider: CIS 120 Computer Concepts, CIS 122 Introduction to Programming, MTH 243 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I, MTH 244 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 2. Note: Some four year colleges require CIS 122 for math majors. See an advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  • MTH 256 Applied Differential Equations and MTH 261A Introduction to Linear Algebra are only offered in Fall and Spring term.
  • MTH 254 Vector Calculus I is only offered Winter term, and MTH 231 Discrete Mathematics and MTH 255 Vector Calculus II are only offered Spring term.
  • PH 211 General Physics I is only offered winter term, PH 212 General Physics II is only offered Spring term, and PH 213 General Physics III is only offered Fall term.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Oral Communication:3-4
Mathematics (recommend MTH 251)4
WR 121Academic Composition4
Second Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (recommend MTH 252)4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (recommend PH 211)5
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
WR 122
Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition
or Technical Writing
Third Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (recommend PH 212)5
Elective (recommend MTH 253)4
Elective (recommend MTH 261A)2
Health (3 credits with HHP or HHPA prefix)3
Fourth Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (recommend PH 213)5
Discipline Studies Social Science 3-4
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Elective (recommend MTH 256)4
Fifth Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective (recommend MTH 254)4
Sixth Term
Discipline Studies Social Science3-4
Elective (recommend MTH 255)4
 Total Credits91-104

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